“BROMO, YES!” exclaims a rickshaw driver, as I get off the train in Probolinggo. Before I know it, I’m being pedalled through the streets of this Eastern Java town to where the buses leave for Mount Bromo.
Gunung Bromo, as it’s known in Indonesian, is an active volcano and was erupting as recently as early 2011. There, I find a cafe with a view and sit down to a warm cup of tea. The mountain range in the distance seems to arc around in each direction, and then it hits me: this is a huge volcano crater 6 miles in diameter. And I’m on the inside edge of it.